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Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:15 PM

Lane County Workers Strike Ends

The six-day strike by members of Lane County’s largest union came to an end Oct. 24.

County negotiators had walked away from discussion Monday afternoon telling members of AFSCME, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, that they would not return until Wednesday; however, a tentative agreement was reached Tuesday evening.

In a press release before workers returned to their jobs Wednesday, Oct. 25, the county said, “We are pleased an agreement has been reached that demonstrates respect for our workers and our community,” said Lane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky. “We look forward to welcoming our coworkers back and continuing to provide high-quality services that improve the health, safety and vitality of our community.”

Lane County workers had kicked off their sixth day on strike Tuesday after negotiations for a “fair contract” stalled Monday.

Read more: http://www.eugeneweekly.com/blog/lane-county-workers-strike-ends

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